Considerations for Selection and Use of Ornamental Grasses
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Thetford, Mack, and Mary Salinas. 2020. “Considerations for Selection and Use of Ornamental Grasses: ENH976/EP233, Rev. 12/2019”. EDIS 2020 (1). Gainesville, FL:9.


Ornamental grasses create interest and excitement in the landscape with their unique characteristics. The availability of a large number of species and cultivars makes these plants very versatile, with many potential uses in the landscape. This publication outlines many of the considerations for the proper selection and use of ornamental grasses. The information and tables should assist the first-time gardener as well as the experienced landscaper in the selection and use of ornamental grasses in Florida. This 9-page major revision was written by Mack Thetford and Mary Salinas and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department.
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